Lynden

lyndenThe town lies in a broad valley along the winding path of the Nooksack River, which empties into nearby Bellingham Bay. The surrounding area is filled with dairy, rasp-berry, strawberry and blueberry farms. Even though not founded by them, the region saw significant Dutch immigration in the early and mid 1900s, spurring the growth of dairies.

Location

Lynden is approximately 5 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border. It is also located about 15 miles north of Bellingham, and about 95 miles north of Seattle. The population was 12,605 as of 2012 (city-data).

Community

Lynden pays homage to some of its partial Dutch heritage through locations such as buildings on Front Street and commercial building codes, where some businesses have been made-over with a Dutch/European theme, complete with a windmill. Along that street, you’ll find a Dutch bakery, Dutch restaurant and numerous antiques stores.